Sunday, 5 April 2009

The new world of Spring

Today was a magic day of clear blue skies striped of the chilly breeze and warmed by the sun at last. As our guest settled down after breakfast we took Dani and Sootty out for their morning hack around the Penwith lanes in a glimpse of paradise. The countryside was flushed with the white flowers of the hawthorn silhouetted against the brilliant blue of the skies then merging seamlessly into the brilliant yellow of the gorse with the heady smell of vanilla. Natures art work at its best humble banks that have enclosed the fields for centuries now sweeping across the hillsides in a kaleidoscope of colour and still tucked beneath the banks, the early daffodils and primroses.

We met Jolly Roger driving his taxi and he usually winds the window down fr a chat - I commented on the beauty of the hawthorn this year "Yes" he said "and we've got the earliest Blue bells this year over here too - usually Lamorna has the first" and we went our separate ways apparently working but really wrapped in the beauty of the natural landscape of West Penwith.

Back to work for us busy in the house and the stables for a few more hours but happy to have spent those precious hours just soaking up the countryside and the majic of spring.